Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

Tony Cragg

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Tony Cragg - Lost in Thought

  • 2011
  • Wood
  • On display 25 August - 02 December 2012

From 25 August to 02 December 2012, Lost in Thought by influential British sculptor Tony Cragg was displayed in Making the Modern World gallery as part of a major exhibition, Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road. Curated by Cass Sculpture Foundation, Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road was the first large-scale public display of Cragg’s work in London. Five major new outdoor sculptures and six indoor sculptures are displayed along Exhibition Road and in the Science Museum, V&A and Natural History Museum.

Tony Cragg studied at the Royal College of Art and worked in a studio at the rear of the Science Museum from 1973-77. His practice has been directly influenced by the museum collections he found around him during this period and this exhibition sees some of his most iconic sculptures placed alongside the artefacts and objects that inspired their creation.

Lost in Thought is a sculpture about ‘movement, dynamics and psychologies both of the human mind and of sculpture’. It reflects the rigid yet natural pathways we associate with being lost in thought. By stacking laminated wood to make precise forms which he then carefully carved, Cragg has produced a work with both meticulously structured and loosely organic components.

For more information on Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road please go to www.sculpture.org.uk.

About the artist

Tony Cragg (born 1949) studied at the Royal College of Art, London before moving to live and work in Wuppertal, Germany, in 1977. Winner of the Turner Prize 1988 and elected Royal Academician in 2007, Cragg is currently the Director of Kunstakademie Dusseldorf.

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